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Personal Development Book Club: "A Complaint Free World" by Will Bowen

Monday, June 27, 2011

7:00 PM-8:00 PM

Cost: Free

Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

Trustee's Room (3rd Floor)

This month's selection: “A Complaint Free World” by Will Bowen

Bowen is a minister with a very simple message: quit complaining. If you do, you'll be happier and healthier. Hence his Complaint-Free World challenge; the goal is to stop for 21 consecutive days. Why 21? That's how long it takes to break a habit, according to Bowen, who has appeared on Oprah and The Today Show discussing his challenge. And while there's no scientific proof his program works, he includes testimonials from people who've stopped their chronic carping and now lead more positive lives. As for issues that might make you complain about not complaining-e.g., how do you enact social change without first finding fault with the present situation?-Bowen points to Martin Luther King Jr. and his I-have-a-dream speech. He "did not stand on the steps of the Lincoln memorial and say, "Isn't it terrible how we're being treated...." Not to be critical ("Criticism is complaining with a sharp edge") but how could Bowen forget King's great rousing line that day: "America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked 'insufficient funds.' "

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About Will Bowen

Will Bowen was born in Manning, SC, raised in Columbia, SC, and graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in Journalism. He spent 20 years in marketing and advertising (primarily radio) until feeling called to ministry. He is now Lead Minister at Christ Church Unity in Kansas City, MO. In July 2006, he came up with the concept of the Complaint Free purple bracelets and have since appeard on Oprah, The Today Show, in People Magazine and hundreds of international newspapers. You can hear talks I've given and find our more by visiting: www.AComplaintFreeWorld.org

To sign up, email Dwight at pdbc.prov@gmail.com

About the PDBC:
There is nothing holding us back from the life that we want! So many of us desire to have, do, and be all that we can on a physical, financial, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual level - and we read books - lots and lots of personal development books. But self-created road blocks take consistent awareness and observation to remove. That’s where the book club comes in.

The Personal Development Book Club (PDBC) is a place where we can all get together once a month and not only discuss what we read, but learn from and support one another's individual path of personal growth and achievement. The PDBC is not dedicated to reading only one kind of book, but all books which deem to educate, inspire, and enlighten.Which books would you like to read? Which books have you read that you think others would like to read? Send your suggestions and we will add them to the list! Together, we can all be successful!

Books that we might consider include but are not limited to:

As a Man Thinketh by James Allen

Awaken the Giant Within: How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny! by Anthony Robbins

Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers

How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie

The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness by Stephen R. Covey

The Millionaire Mind by Thomas J. Stanley

The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley

The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale

The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra

Unlimited Power : The New Science Of Personal Achievement by Anthony Robbins

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